Monday, June 6, 2011

When a Frost Isn't a Bad Thing

Good Monday morning, Kitschies!!  I hope you had a great weekend.  Mine was busy and productive.  We celebrated Mason's 2nd birthday with local family and friends on Saturday.  He was so wiped out by the time we got home, he took a 4 hour nap!  Then Sunday was my 7th wedding anniversary.  To get away just for a few hours, the hubs set up a babysitter with his brother and SIL and we escaped to see The Hangover, Part 2.  After that, we went home and did the usual chores and such.  We celebrated with an order-in Chili's dinner.  It was low-key but fun.  The bulk of our anniversary gift will be redeemed a week from today when we go see one of the hubs' favorite musicians in concert at the El Rey Theater in Los Angeles.  It's going to be a busy week preparing for the trip...this week cannot move fast enough!!

To distract me from all the anxiety that has found me, I'm going to post a pretty mani I did a few weeks back.  First, a little back story.  My bestie went to visit her mom around Christmas and I remember getting a text from her saying that this polish was SOOO pretty and that I had to get it.  I don't remember if she grabbed it for me or if she brought it back from me, but some how, it found itself in to my stash.

This is Wet 'n Wild Eggplant Frost.  Where they get the frost, I have no idea, but this is a gorgeous color!  If it was a frost, trust wouldn't make it anywhere near my fingers.  It's a really pretty royal purple with a strong blue flash.  So pretty!  These pics were taken indoors with flash.

Indirect sunlight.  I had some trouble with the formula - it seemed kinda thin and it took 3, if not 4, coats to completely even out the color.  And I remember it had some pretty bad cuticle drag.  But, the color is so pretty, it's worth the extra coats.

Direct, full sun.  This color just glows!  But I wasn't content to just have eggplant colored digits - I had to add a splash of white in there, too.  I really liked this mani and loved the color but it wasn't long for this world.  I only wore this mani for two days and then had some major chipping.  I guess that's what you get for a polish that cost (at most) a buck.  I have had better experience with the newer WnW polishes. 

What do you think?  Is Eggplant (not a) Frost a keeper?  Maybe it would last better as pedi color.  I think I just found my vacay pedi color!

Happy Monday!  Enjoy your day and try to stay cool (and out of the smoke if you live in the SW part of the States).


sara said...

Love the color. Too bad it chipped so quickly. But you're right with $1 polish you can't expect too much!

Happy Birthday Masona and Happy Anniversary you!!

shortmama said...

Love that color!

Happy Birthday to your boy and happy Anniversary!

ANSTAH said...

EL REY?!?!?! I live near there!!!! =D How long will you be in LA for?! =D

Stray Stitches said...

The color's pretty but it seems like an awful lot of work to only last two days max.

Makeup Zombie said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this color!

SilhouetteScreams said...

I love how different it looks with flash compared to direct sunlight. And I always like it when you do that fireworks-esque type striping :)